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Jennifer Gay Summers / Author / Freelance Writer

Jennifer Gay Summers is the co-author of Any Way I Can; 50 Years in Show Business, written in collaboration with her father, screenwriter, John Gay. Her writing has appeared in anthologies including Conscious Women, Conscious Mothers, Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover’s Soul, and Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover’s Soul. Her articles and essays have appeared in ADDitude, Adoptive Families, Orange County Family, Whole Life Times, and others. She has been a contributing guest blogger for ADDitude magazine for many years, and had a running blog there called, “Mom’s the Word.”
Jennifer Gay Summers / Author / Freelance Writer
Jennifer Gay Summers / Author / Freelance Writer1 week ago
Last November, I attended the CHADD conference, the annual international conference on ADHD. As promised, here’s a blog with my take-aways from some of 2022’s valuable workshops, along with a heartfelt reminder of why the conference is so important to me.

Click the link to read the blog
https://jennifergaysummers.com/inspiration-through-connection-at-the-2022-chadd-conference/

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Jennifer Gay Summers / Author / Freelance Writer
Jennifer Gay Summers / Author / Freelance Writer2 weeks ago
“Let’s just sit quietly and listen to the secrets the rain wants to tell us.”
-John Mark Green

As a writer, I love to find time in my day to journal. And nothing is better for me than journaling in the quiet of a rainy day. Every year, I turn to Susannah Conway’s “Unravel Your Year” workbook as a wonderful way to journal into the new year. It’s a free download with many creative, thoughtful questions and exercises. Link in bio.

Hope you’ve found a peaceful start to 2023!

Photograph by Bibhukalyan Acharya
@lensd.moments
@susannahconway

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Jennifer Gay Summers / Author / Freelance Writer
Jennifer Gay Summers / Author / Freelance Writer1 month ago
As the mother of a child with ADHD and sensory challenges, the week leading up to Xmas was always one of my most difficult. From flashing lights on Xmas trees to crowded malls or just the noise of our family gatherings, the sensory onslaught knocked our little one out and into meltdowns. I only wish I’d had the newest sensory aids that are available to help right now!

Weighted blankets, tactile sensory mats like the one in my photo, and the “Hugimal,” a weighted stuffed animal for deep compression who hugs back, are some of the wonderful ways to keep children grounded. Even adults love the deep compression and tactile sensations they get from sensory aids!

I hope everybody has a very calming holiday!!

Link in bio to “ The Gift Guide for Sensory Seeking Kids” from ADDitude magazine, by Elizabeth Broadbent
@additude
@eabroadbent

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Jennifer Gay Summers / Author / Freelance Writer
Jennifer Gay Summers / Author / Freelance Writer1 month ago
Caught the Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade of Lights last weekend under a full moon. What a beautiful way to celebrate the holiday season!

#harborlights #holidaylights #danapointboatparade #danapointharbor #festiveseason #holidayfun #underafullmoon #writersinspiration #beautifulnight
Jennifer Gay Summers / Author / Freelance Writer
Jennifer Gay Summers / Author / Freelance Writer2 months ago
“At Christmas I no more desire a rose
Than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled mirth; But like of each thing that in season grows.”
-William Shakespeare

Winter’s season in the desert is one of my favorite times of the year with its own kind of holiday blooms. A lovely way to start December!

#decemberblooms #writersinspiration #writersday #writersquotes #williamshakespearequote #desertflowers #desertbeauty #desertwinter #desertlife